Jukebox – Down The Rabbit Hole & LOD

[Unfortunately the premiere of this event was canceled due to COVID19, check the LOD website for updates on the oncoming dates in november]

ENTER INTO JUKEBOX, THE INNER LIFE OF A MUSIC BOX! FOR KIDS ONLY.

In Jukeboxyou enter an interactive playground filled with sounds. It feels as if you crawl into the inside of a jukebox. What sound do you listen to first? Together with the other new inhabitants of Jukebox you get to see choreographies projected onto a large screen, like in a videogame. Based on how you work together and move around the playgound, the music in the room changes and new sounds appear. For children aged 7 until 11.

For more information and ticket click here.

concept & artistic direction Down the Rabbit Hole (Filipa Botelho, Kaja Farszky, Hanna Kölbel) performers Filipa Botelho, Hanna Kölbel, Kaja Farszky/Špela Mastnak/Ruben Orio composition
Joris Blanckaert interaction design Brecht Debackere animation and visual design Nele Fack sound design and programming Quentin Meurisse light design Johannes Ringoot stage and costume design adviser Saskia Louwaard dramaturgy adviser Koen Haagdorens children dramaturgy adviser Tom Rummens production LOD muziektheater & Cohort

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The Mirror Stage Premiere at Transit Festival

The singers from Hyoid Contemporary Voices are gearing up for another premiere this saturday october 24 at Transit Festival, Leuven! Together with guitarist Kobe Van Cauwenberghe and the sound engineers from IRCAM they will create at new evening long work by Austrian composer Bernhard Lang, featuring four voices, electric guitar and ambisonics: GAME 245: The Mirror Stage. From The Transit concert announcement:

The dynamic vocal ensemble HYOID will introduce the first Transit evening with a premiere by Bernhard Lang, this year’s featured composer. Anyone who witnessed HYOID working with Jennifer Walshe in 2017 is certainly already ordering tickets by now. You can expect to find the singers and electric guitar in a circle surrounded by the audience, who in turn are surrounded by loudspeakers and the IRCAM electronics wizards’ Ambisonics technology. Rarely will Bernhard Lang’s intense motifs have sounded so intimate and overwhelming. And intimate means limited seating, so that’s why they’ll perform it twice in one evening!

singers: Fabienne Seveillac, Els Mondelaers,
Andreas Halling, Tiemo Wang
electric guitar: Kobe Van Cauwenberghe
electronics/ambisonics: IRCAM/ Robin Meier
sound: IRCAM/Sylvain Cadars
lights & scenography: Lucas Van Haesbroeck

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newpolyphonies HYOID & Myriam Van Imschoot

Coming Saturday, October 17, HYOID Contemporary Voices & Myriam Van Imschoot will present the premiere of newpolyphonies at Muziekcentrum de Bijloke in Ghent. For info and tickets click here.

newpolyphonies is a celebration of little differences with big impacts. Myriam Van Imschoot was inspired by insects, climate marches and the recent protests against budget cuts in the arts and civil society. Her leitmotif is not the chants of the crowd, but the experience that every individual – as a component of an engine – can set a vortex of sounds in motion.

Polyphony is the art of interweaving individual voices into a powerful harmonious whole. With origins in the Middle Ages, it was probably the most impactful intervention in the history of Western-European music. In newpolyphonies, polyphony is both the trigger and the question. What might this musical heritage mean today? A group of Brussels-based singers takes to the stage with the vocal ensemble HYOID. United, they move through mass singing, often on the edge of audibility.

concept and direction Myriam Van Imschoot | co-creation and performance HYOID | voices Fabienne Seveillac, Andreas Halling, Els Mondelaers, Gunther Vandeven | performance 15 local performers | sound design and electronic concept Fabrice Moinet | sound engineerWannes Gonnissen | electronics assistant Matthieu Virot | light design Lucas Van Haesbroeck | advice lay-out and costume design Nadine Van Imschoot, Filip Eyckmans | producer Hiros | delegated producer La Muse en Circuit | co-production Muziekcentrum De Bijloke, Kunstenwerkplaats, Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk) | in collaboration with Walpurgis | supported by the Flemish Government, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie | internship Sophia Bauer |

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Blink of an Ear #7 The Third Guy & Quentin Meurisse

This week, from 07/09 to 11/09 The Third Guy with percussionist Ruben Orio and guitarist Primoz Sukic are taking over Werkplaats Walter to continue their work on improvisational strategies. Their “third guy” for this week is pianist and electronica wizard Quentin Meurisse. They will explore different ways of engaging in collective improvisation, using amplification and electronics as a binding principle that pushes piano, synths, guitar and percussion into a maelstrom of morphed sounds. They will record several sessions, which will serve as the basis for a set of new compositions or as a an album in itself.

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